Random Encounter [Mamushi] Dec 7, 2015 21:59:45 GMT -8
Post by Mamushi on Dec 7, 2015 21:59:45 GMT -8
It turned out to be a woman leaving the dead bodies behind. Color me surprised. I'd thought I was following a man.
She was a tiny little thing, all dressed in red. Probably to mask the blood from her habit of stabbing people. When she turned to face me, she slid some sort of paper into her tunic and pulled out a knife. No way I was going to let her stab me with that thing. It was probably filthy.
The blade crackled with electricity. Hn; a raiton user. Just my luck.
"Woah there!" I held up my arms, hands loose, face alight with apparent alarm. I even dropped my kunai.
Let it not be said that I wasn't a true shinobi. I wasn't just some assassination specialist. I was an infiltrator. A professional liar. Living among the samurai for nearly a decade had demanded I learn to lie with the best of them. Judging from the look in her eyes, I probably wouldn't have much luck convincing her not to try to kill me, but if I could weaken her resolve, maybe distract her, make her doubt how much of a threat I was, it would make it all the easier to take her out.
"No need for knives," I went on. "I'm not after you or anything. I don't want the secret paper you just hid in your shirt. In fact, I didn't even see it. I'm just curious is all. About these caves. Were you on the ship? What is this place? Do you know?" I crinkled my eyes, gave a self-deprecating smile. "I'm Natsumi. Sorry. I talk a lot when I'm nervous." That was a bold-faced lie. I talked a lot all the time, except when I was nervous.
I give no inclination that I was plotting the quickest, simplest way to kill her. No doubt she was thinking the same. I was already gearing myself up to dodge an arc of lightning.